Luke 11:9

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I say vnto you, Aske, and it shalbe giuen you: seeke, and ye shal find: knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you.
- Basic English Bible

And *I* say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
- Darby Bible

And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.
- Webster's Bible

So I say to you, `Ask, and what you ask for shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.'
- Weymouth Bible

I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.
- World English Bible

And Y seie to you, axe ye, and it schal be youun to you; seke ye, and ye schulen fynde; knocke ye, and it schal be openyd to you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 11:9


11:9 #Mt 7:7|.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 11:9


Lu 11:9-13 Ask, and it shall be given. See notes on Mt 7:7-11. These verses are a part of the Sermon on the Mount. It is probable that Luke, who does not give a chronological history, incorporates them here, though not the time when they were spoken. The same may be said of various utterances given by Luke.

Discussion for Luke 11

  • John919
    Many miss this: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; Before this generation was over in 70 AD Jerusalem was over run and the Temple was destroyed. Many that were slain in the past for serving God in Truth were raised from the dead and joined with their bodies. Matthew 27: 52 and 53.
  • A disciple
    "But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." A woman in the crowd lifted up her voice, perhaps thinking that she is boldly confessing and honoring the Lord by praising His mother but what is she really doing? Another attempt of the devil to get people's eyes off of Jesus, and on to a fictitious Queen of heaven? The spirit of the pagan subtly trying to make a road in among the Saints AGAIN? What kind of spirit was crying out, O blessed Mama of Jesus! Yes Mary was blessed AMONG women but not ABOVE any of them! Jesus the Son of God come in flesh, HE IS THE BLESSED ONE! And ALL our affection and praise is to HIM! So His response to her immediately puts away all idolaters as ignorance, confusion, and worthless making us all equal both with respect to Him and toward each other: and the "Blessed" AMONG us "They that hear the Word of God and keep it!"
  • BSP
    This shows that it is not enough to read the Word of God, we must also keep it by applying what we learn in our lives.
  • Lu2677
    Steve Morrow, You post many verse that says, "Fear of the Lord" What is your belief in it?
    Thanks for your posts.
  • SHEREE CONSTANZO
    TAKE HEED THEREFORE THAT THE LIGHT WHICH IS IN THEE BUT NOT DARKNESS. FOR ME THE HONEST AND RIGHTEOUS NEVER HIDE OR SCATTER IN THE DARK. THE GOOD GUYS NEVER RUN. BELIEVE STRONGER LOVE HARDER.
  • SHEREE CONSTANZO
    IN REGARDS TO THE VERSE I BELIEVE IF YOU GIVE NOT ONLY WITH ALL THE LOVE IN YOUR HEART GOD WILL ALWAYS GIVE US MORE THAN WHAT WE DESERVE. NOT ONLY WORSHIP GOD LIVE HIM EVERYDAY YOU LIVE .